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CBS Local Interview: Filmmaker Matthew HeinemanMatthew Heineman discusses his new series on Showtime "The Trade."
Soccer Field Safety Debated At Niles MeetingThe field at the new LoVerde Sports & Recreation Center contains crumb rubber – pieces of ground up tires. The jury is still out on the safety of the material.
Interactive Kiosks Hope To Teach Chicagoans CPRA recent study found nearly half of Americans don’t know how to perform CPR, and even fewer know the hands-only method.
Shoveling-Related Death Reported In DuPage CountyThe incident underscores the potential dangers of digging out of the snow, physicians tell CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos.
Four Children Have Died From Flu This Season Four children have died from the flu in Illinois so far this season, officials said Friday.
Careful With The Snow-Shoveling, Physician AdvisesDr. Brian Shortal of North Shore University Health System says as the amount of snow that falls increases, so do the health risks for some people.
Transportation Noise May Be Hazardous To Your HealthCardiologists now warn traffic noise is impacting our cardiovascular system and may increase the risk of heart disease. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Nursing Homes Misuse Drugs To Control Residents, Report ClaimsA scandalous new report is claiming that nursing homes across the U.S. are misusing prescription drugs in order to control the behavior of elderly patients with dementia.
Cancer Patient Finds Out Insurer Won't Cover His $1M In TreatmentHow did Sam Bloechl go nearly $1 million in the hole after switching health insurance polices, at the urging of a broker? CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Flu Outbreak Closes British International School In Lincoln ParkOfficials will spend the day cleaning and disinfecting the Lincoln Park campus of the British International School of Chicago, after students and staff came down with both influenza and stomach flu.
Indiana Family Blames Tamiflu For Teen's SuicideOne Indiana family claims the drug Tamiflu had an extreme-side effect. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Elementary School Closed Amid Flu CasesKomarek Elementary School was disinfected over the weekend, but a high number of students and staff are still sick, officials announced.

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